Straw Bale Gardening - Learn the basics

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Overview

Speaker: Joel Karsten

Date: 02/14/2020 - 02/16/2020

Time: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Location: 5 Sulivan Brothers Convention Center

Waterloo, Iowa 50704

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Contact Information

Website: http://easterniowahomeshow.com/show-info...

E-mail: info@iowashows.com

Phone: (319) 232-0218

Description

Straw Bale Solutions – A mere ten years ago, almost no one had heard of growing vegetables in straw bales. Today, Joel Karsten’s STRAW BALE GARDENS® technique has been adopted by gardeners all over the planet, and is arguably the fastest growing new method being used by vegetable gardeners since man started cultivating crops 10,000 years ago. The question is WHY? Karsten will explain the advantages of his method, and explain why it has become popular so quickly. While many gardeners here in our country are constantly looking for a better, easier, faster and more economical way to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers, in many less fortunate countries around the world, growing food is essential to survival, not simply a hobby. In his most recent book Joel profiles gardeners from around the USA and five other continents, who have implemented a Straw Bale Garden. In his popular TEDx talk titled “Let’s use the Straw Bale Gardens method to help end world hunger”, Karsten explains how many are now using the technique to overcome various problems that had kept them from growing successful vegetable gardens using traditional methods. For the first time, many of these poor and hungry populations have become Straw Bale Gardeners and are now able to grow food. This early success is changing the outlook for solving world hunger and eliminating urban food insecurity around the world.

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Straw Bale Gardening - Learn the basics